According to Indian County TV, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe has opened a treaty harvest and educational camp on public lands in the Penokee Hills.
The camp is located near the site of the proposed 21-mile mountaintop removal open pit iron mine (the largest in the world) that GTAC claims it will build, and upstream from the Bad River Reservation.
The Harvest Camp includes an area that hosted almost 200 Indian allotments in the late 1800 which were stolen or deceptively removed from Indian ownership in favor of wealthy investors of the original shaft mining in the area. Ancient mining artifacts in the region have been carbon dated to 260AD.
The camp will be open for hunting, fishing, harvesting and public recreational use as defined by treaty and public laws. Directions to the camp are here.
The link to the location doesn’t seem to be working. I had questions about where this is located at the action camp benefit in Madison last night. Folks are interested in going there over the summer as camping over Memorial Day weekend in Copper Falls has not been reserved.
The link is now working, and the camp is now open! Please share widely and invite everyone to join us!
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let’s turn back the clock to when Governor Lucy enacted the stringent environmental protections that Scott Walker has gutted.